OPPORTUNITIES: New diversity platform, artist festival applications, workshops and more from March 2018
More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry people to get ahead, including from the likes of, well, too many to mention!
RECYCLED RAINBOW LAUNCH ‘DIVERSITY DATABASE’
Recycled Rainbow have launched a Diversity Database of Perth musicians as part of International Women’s Day that identify as the following: femme/non-binary, LGBTQI+, Aboriginal / Indigenous / Torres Strait Islander, person of colour and disabled. The database is public and editable by all. Please make a contribution to it and add yourself, your friends, you idols. Spread it around like a rainbow.
MUSIC MATTERS LIVE 2018 ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN
CALLING ALL ARTISTS. Registration for Music Matters Live 2018, is now officially open. Whether you are a band, singer-songwriter, DJ, or duo, they want to hear from you. Applications close Monday 19 March.
BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN
Blues at Bridgetown is one of the longest running music Festivals in Australia, and the most established Blues Festival in Western Australia. If you are interested in performing alongside some of the best national and international talent in the blues and roots world today then download the application kit and get in touch. Applications close Monday 30 April.
VOCAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP
Aminah Hughes presents SongCraft Vocal Preparation Workshop over two hours where participants will be guided through a series of physical and vocal exercises and examine the mental preparation it takes to perform. Discounted registration for WAM members. Taking place on Saturday April 7th.
Explore the juciest aspects of lyric writing in the SongCraft Songwriting Workshop and learn techniques that can be applied across all genres, with internationally recognised songwriter and musician, Aminah Hughes. Discounted registration for WAM Members. Taking place on Sunday April 8th.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN
FUNDING FOR YOU OR YOUR ORGANISATION
Country Arts WA’s Project Fund offers up to $15,000 for you, or $30,000 for your organisation to turn your community arts idea into a reality. The Project Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities by supporting and promoting participation in, and access to, art and culture. Applications close midnight 16 March 2018.
VINYL 7″ SINGLE COMP
Happy Presents: Needle in the Hay Vinyl Comp the 7″ singles edition. Presented by Happy Mag this bi-annual competition champions and empowers emerging Australian musicians. 1st prize worth $5000 includes 250 copies of your single pressed on vinyl with full colour packaging + a high production live video recording of your single! Entries close 31 March 2018.
HAVE SOME NEW MUSIC?
Albany Community Radio has been a great supporter of local music – including WAM’s own Sounds Of The Great Southern – and they’re currently on the lookout for new WA music to promote. If you have some tunes that haven’t reached the station, please send digital copies to John Maddison at [email protected] or physicals to Albany Community Radio, Lotteries House, North Road, ALBANY 6330
SHARE EXPERIENCES AND GO IN TO WIN
Are you a musician working in performance or teaching, working with community groups, or working in the health sector or retail? Do you self-manage, self-produce or even self-promote? Do you work a regular day job while pursuing your music? Making music work: Sustainable Portfolio Careers for Australian Musicians, seeks to understand the conditions and strategies needed for Australian musicians to sustain dynamic careers in an ever-changing musical landscape. Musicians from all around the country are now invited to share their experiences in an online survey, plus you’ll go into the draw to win an iPad
GET ONTO KISMIF EARLY REGISTRATIONS
The fourth KISMIF International Conference ‘Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! Gender, differences, identities and DIY cultures’ will take place in Porto, Portugal between 3 July and 7 July 2018. The conference will be preceded by a summer school entitled ‘What difference do DIY cultures make?’ on 3 July 2018 in Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto. The KISMIF Conference 2018 welcomes the submission of proposals for papers’ presentations, panels’ discussion, creative workshops and creative performances, with early registration closing on 31 March 2018 for speakers, students and general attendees.
GET YOUR KISS MY WAMI COMPILATION NOW
WAM’s annual Kiss My WAMi compiles A-grade tracks by WA artists, and each WAM Member gets a FREE copy. If haven’t already collected via WAMCon, please swing by the WAM Office as we’d love to give you some local goodness!
WAYJO ARE ON THE LOOK OUT
The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra are looking for female musicians aged 14- 25. Learn about jazz and improvised music, perform at the Ellington Jazz Club and work with some of Australia’s leading female jazz professionals. Workshops: Saturdays, 2.00pm to 4.30pm – WAAPA at ECU, Mt Lawley, March 17 & 24 – April 7 & 14 – May 5 2018. Registrations for the 2018 Young Women In Jazz Program close midnight Friday 9 March, 2018.
SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC WITH THE PACK
The Pack Australia is a web-based streaming platform that will enable any business playing recorded music to stream curated, all original, all local music tailored to their individual spaces and business types. Follow the steps in the link to support a new player in the web streaming industry and possibly have your sound heard. There is also an opportunity to become an official ‘Pack’ Ambassador, with cross promo as part of the deal.
YMCA HQ WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
To celebrate 15 years of all-ages live music, YMCA HQ wants to hear from bands that have played at HQ or visitors with awesome memories of attending gigs. If you have a story about the role this iconic venue has played in your life, YMCA HQ want to hear from! Message them on Facebook or email [email protected]
JOIN SIX8 NOW
Live music platform Six8 aims to bring live music into spaces where there previously was none, all the while allowing artists to be paid appropriately for their work. The service allows venues, and other live music hosts to browse the platform for artists based on genre, size, location and hourly rate. Already with an incredible 250+ artists involved, the platform is free to sign up for, with no subscription fees
SPACE TO HIRE AT MIDLAND JUNCTION CENTRE
Mundaring Arts Centre has recently expanded its services and taken up management of the Midland Junction Arts Centre. Located in beautiful surrounds in front of Juniper Gardens in the heart of Midland, the newly refurbished space features two generous gallery spaces, an intimate 135 seat auditorium, a leafy courtyard, rehearsal and printing spaces as well opportunities for artists to work in residence. If you are an arts based organisation wanting a space to hold an exhibition, workshop or performance, consider the Midland Junction Arts Centre.
BRYTE EMCEE’s Hip Hop Workshops for Schools and Communities
Bryte MC‘s services have been built to give young people the opportunity to design and create the popular music they have come to know and love, and he’s now available for Hip Hop Workshops for schools and communities. Bryte’s activities open doors to greater opportunities in the music industry, supplying participants with the first level knowledge needed to embark on a career in music production, song writing and live performance.
AUDIOFLY PRESENTS THE NEW MATES ON STAGE PROGRAM
Audiofly officially re-launch their Mates On Stage program with a range of support packages to help those in the music industry. Their packages include complimentary cutting-edge in-ear monitors, bonus discounts and additional marketing support, which have helped the likes of Katy Steele, Slumberjack, Sydnee Cartee and many more. Could you be the next?
THE HEN HOUSE LIVE LOOKING FOR BAND OF ALL GENRES
The Hen House Live is currently looking for bands of all genres to play or launch their next release at the venue. If you haven’t been down yet The Hen House Live is a 100 capacity room attached to Badlands Bar located at 1/3 Aberdeen Street, East Perth perfect for putting on a memorable show! If you would like more information please email Sarah at [email protected].
IMPROV PROGRAM & WORKSHOP
Tura’s iMprov program aims to assist in the development of new and emerging improvisational artists. Once a month on a Monday, the iMprov series presents experimental and exploratory improvisation at bar Four5Nine at the Rosemount Hotel. The program also provides a monthly workshop for improvisers to work alongside local, national and international mentors who specialize in the field of improvised music performance.
Contact [email protected] if you are are interested in participating
WAM MEMBER BENEFIT: MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIDE OUT
Music Industry Inside Out is an online educational resource devoted to helping musicians across the country learn more about the industry. WAM Members receive a 20% discount on all individual monthly or annual memberships. To redeem this benefit email Kate at WAM: [email protected] to receive the discount voucher code, then head to the individual memberships page and add the discount voucher for the 20% discount.
The Western Australian New Music Archive is an interactive web portal presenting a collection of content related to the history of new music in Western Australia. You will find a range of material here including audio and video recordings, images, and a range of documents. The original collection has been drawn from the Tura and ABC Classic FM archives, but it is hoped that the collection will be added to through the participation of those involved in the new music scene in Western Australia. They’re also looking for WA releases to be added.
BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND - NOW OPEN
Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. The program will run over four years from 2016-17 to 2019-20.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS STREAM- The minimum grant amount is $20,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million. You must complete your project by 31 December 2019.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS STREAM – The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000.
You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019.
THAT SYNCING FEELING
Music company The Sync Report has hit the DIY market with a series of colourful videos that highlight the importance of sync licensing in the music industry. ‘The Slapman Series’ the animated short films introduce Slapper and his mohawked dog Mr Rex who promptly slap people who tell them that they are too lazy to build a fan base, get media attention and earn an income with their music. Designed for music managers and savvy artists, check it out.
If you have an opportunity for WA musicians or the music industry, email [email protected] for free promo!